A Beer, Some Nachos and Highly Targeted “TV”

According to Ad Age, Molson-Coors and Diageo are pouring Canadian ad dollars into a fledgling video network that broadcasts directly to bars.
The Bar Channel broadcasts programming via closed-circuit internet to subscriber bars. Bar Channel’s offerings include short clips of bloopers, extreme sports, scantily clad women and other standard bar fare, set inside a rail that flashes local information, the bar’s name and logo, sponsor logos, the local time and weather, and whatever message the bar wants to send to its customers.
“We’ve seen share gains in the bars where we’ve used it,” said Terry Rudiak, who manages national sales for Molson-Coors in Canada. “So we’re pretty excited about where this can go.”



About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.